More than 100 neopanamax ships have already made reservations to transit the waterway's new larger locks following the historic inauguration and first voyage, according to the Panama Canal Administration.
The European Union competition watchdog said a trustee will monitor both companies to ensure there is no information sharing between the Ocean3 and G6 ocean carrier alliances, of which CMA CGM and Neptune Orient Lines subsidiary APL are currently members.
Scales currently used to comply with federal and state laws are acceptable for complying with the new International Maritime Organization container weight regulations due to go into effect July 1, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.
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The intermodal equipment leasing company may look for an individual buyer or try to go public, and ocean carrier United Arab Shipping Co. has selected TRAC as its sole chassis supplier in the United States.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officially opened the Soo Locks, in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. today at 12:01 a.m., the Great Lakes Seaway Partnership said.
The decision is a reversal of plans announced in March, when the ocean carrier said it would deploy its flagship fleet of six, 18,000-TEU containerships between Asia and the United States West Coast starting in May.